This project is a great way to have your students make a complex project that is 3D, motorized, and totally customizable!
Table of Contents for this project for middle school students – Make a motorized something!
2:08 – Instructions overview
3:23 – Getting started, making a side
5:32 Connecting the sides
9:18 – Connecting the motor
17:48 – Making cardboard wheels
22:40 – Connecting the wheels
Making this project for middle school students is a great beginner engineer project. It is an engineering “crawl” project in Innovative Arts class.
Useful links for teachers:
This site holds the resources for Innovative Arts class, a class that replaced our technology class in our middle school. Students learn to create as engineers, designers, and more. At the same time, we are learning about our brains/mindsets (‘Puzzle‘), engage technology (‘Shift‘) and the creative process (‘Create‘).